What’s Happening at the Vanderbilt

Summer at the Vanderbilt

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum is open five days a week this summer – Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 to 5:00 pm, with the last daily admission tickets sold at 4:00 pm. The Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium, which is marking its 50th anniversary, is operating at full seating capacity. The summer calendar includes the 32nd annual Shakespeare...
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Planetarium to Reopen, Plus Lots of Summer Fun!

Reichert Planetarium Reopens June 4 Safety protocols – masks and six-foot social distancing – will be observed, including low seating capacity. Seats and restrooms will be cleaned between shows. Dave Bush, director of the Planetarium, said, “We are very excited to reopen and will offer a wonderful schedule of programming that appeals to a wide...
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Newspaper Profile: The Vanderbilt and How It Responded to the Pandemic

The Times Beacon Record Newspapers – six North Shore papers from Huntington to Port Jefferson – have published an interview with Elizabeth Wayland-Morgan, executive director of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. The feature covered her background, the history of the Museum, the way the Vanderbilt staff and board responded to the pandemic, and how the...
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Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation Awards Covid-Relief Grant to Vanderbilt Museum

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum has received assistance from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation – a grant of $2,000 from its Reimbursement Operating Support (ROS) program. Elizabeth Wayland-Morgan, executive director of the Vanderbilt, said the Gardiner grant helped with the cost of the Museum’s service contract for website and IT support. “The pandemic created...
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Vanderbilt’s Great-Great Granddaughter Shoots Christmas Song Video at Estate

Singer Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, the great-great granddaughter of William K. Vanderbilt II, collaborated recently with fashion designer Malan Breton on a new duet version of the classic I’ll Be Home for Christmas. The pair performed the song in a music video shot in November at her ancestor’s Centerport, Long Island, N.Y., estate, Eagle’s Nest, home...
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